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Old 08-21-2008, 01:55 AM   #1
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cd rom issues


well my cd rom is JUNK on this laptop. i can get it to install slackware as far as getting terminal. x11 is trashed, startx is not recognised, xorgsetup, and xorgconfig do not work. i get the bright idea, download the slapt-get tarball, and try to slapt-get xorg on there. ive been tooling around pages and pages of info on x11.

the real question is what packages will i really need to get x11 going as a bare minimum. the laptop is a gateway solo 5300.

THANKS!
 
Old 08-21-2008, 05:21 PM   #2
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I don't know which files you need to install as a BARE minimum because most of the X related packages contain an unhelpful generic package description. However, all of the files are located in the /x tree. All X related applications are located in the /xap tree. I would recommend just installing everything in the both trees. Later you can delete (removepkg or pkgtools) any unwanted X apps.

One of my old boxes has a very temperamental CD drive. A simple soft boot will cause the drive to stop working properly and even the BIOS will not find the drive. Because of that issue I developed a way for me to install or update Slackware using the original ISO image:

Installing Slackware Without a CD Drive

I hope this helps.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 06:08 AM   #3
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WOW thanks alot!!! ok im going to attempt to share the slackware iso from my main slackware box. boot off the cd, and then format the hard drive, then try to wget the iso from the main slackware server.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 09:03 AM   #4
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ok for me it was more simple than the page you linked me to. since my boot cd can run for a little i just formated the swap and primary linux drive, and then selected a "http/ftp" source and pointed it at an internet mirror. =D
 
  


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